An interview with Santu Mofokeng
In 2011 the Victoria & Albert Museum presented the group exhibition Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography. As one of the 17 featured photographers, Santu Mofokeng showed black and white images from two series, Child-Headed Households and Chasing Shadows. In an interview with curator Tamar Garb, which was conducted in 2010 in South Africa, Mofokeng talks about his reasons for giving up working as a photojournalist and what role apartheid, the people and history of South Africa, and spirituality play in his work. Mofokeng also addresses questions concerning the impact of a photograph and the sources of its expressive power.
The video was released in 2011 in conjunction with an interview series by Tamar Garb on the occasion of the exhibition Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the Victoria & Albert Museum.